Dr. Charles Hajinian was our Voski Ashoun speaker this September 24, 2016. He gave the attendees a very fascinating talk on Armenian Coins and their history starting with Tigran II, King of Kings, 95 -55 BC thru King Levon’s rule1374-1375 AD. He brought his extensive collection of coins for show and tell. It was a collection worthy of a museum. In his talk he included much of Armenian history for each period when various coins were minted by hand. During his 30 minutes power point presentation Dr. Hajinian passed around coins from a period before Christ was born for the audience to view and hold.
Dr. Hajinian in 2015, along with a few other Milwaukee Armenians formed the Armenian Numismatic Quarterly. of the magazine to the event. He brought samples
The evenings informative talk was a wonderful addition to this year ACOM cultural programming. Thank you to Peter Hajinian’s suggestion for this program which came up in our discussion of Armenian History books we were discussing in our ACOM Book Club earlier this year.
If you are interested in learning more about the Armenian Numismatic Society, check the following website:
On Sunday October 23, 2016 ACOM held the 8th in the series "What was it like growing up Armenian in ...." The series draws on the personal experiences of those interviewed. For the first time, we had four participants, all born in various places in the U.S. For those of us in the audience; the time spent listening was well worth the investment. Click on the images to read their stories.
On Sunday July 17th, 2016, seven very talented "Hye" musicians performed at St. Sahag Armenian Church in front of an audience of about 35 people. The talent displayed by these young musicians in our community was an eye opener for me and others in the audience. We are very fortunate to have in our Armenian community in Minnesota such group of talented youngsters.
October 13, 2013 - 4th in a series
The series draws on the personal experiences of those interviewed. For those of us in the audience; the time spent listening was well worth the investment. Arthur Kourajian, Azad Mesrobian, and Raisa Martirosyan assembled in Friendship Hall shortly after 1 pm and were peppered with questions by the main interrogator - Tom Keljik - for over an hour.
Click on the images to read their stories.
ACOM and St. Sahag Armenian Church sponsored a Memorial Service and program Commemorating the Centennial of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. The memorial was well attended with over 250 people present. Dignitaries from various educational, social, and political institutions gave remembrance speeches while the audience listened with thoughtful attentiveness. The Remembrance began with a prayer service led by Der Tadeos Barseghyan, Pastor of St. Sahag. Remarks from the invited speakers followed.
The 2016 ACOM Gaghant party has come and gone already! After six good years at the Marriott in Minnetonka, we changed venues to the intimate setting of the Saint Paul Como Dockside Pavilion located on the shores of Lake Como in St. Paul. The room was lit to a level of coziness and comfort for 83 Armenians and friends. A very tasty Louisiana style buffet dinner was provided and the four-piece band "Music Mundial" played wonderful Armenian and Middle Eastern music for our listening and dancing pleasure.
1-Wednesday afternoon (May 27, 2015) the contractor Doug Montzka and his son pulled out and lifted the Khachkar Inscription Base (about 200 lbs) on to the concrete foundation. See attached photos.
2-On Friday Doug and his specialist using special equipment will lift the 6 foot high, 950 pound Khachkar on to the Inscription Base. There will be a 36 inch long stainless steel rode that connects the concrete foundation to the Inscription base and up to the bottom of the Khachkar.